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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the inferior retrotympanic anatomy from an endoscopic perspective. STUDY DESIGN This was an anatomic study on a retrospective case series. METHODS During November 2009 and December 2009, videos from endoscopic middle ear procedures carried out between June 2007 and November 2009 and stored in our database were(More)
The use of an endoscope with varied angulations has allowed the surgeon to explore areas that were often not visualized using standard microscopic procedures. The endoscope has improved knowledge of the complex anatomy of mucosal fold and improved functional interventions in middle ear inflammatory disorders during middle ear surgery; intraoperative(More)
OBJECTIVES Several modalities currently exist to rate the degree of facial function clinically but even though it has significant limitations, the most widely used scale is the House-Brackmann grading system (HBGS). A simplified scale is introduced here, the 'Rough' Grading System (RGS - Grade I: normal movement; Grade II: slight paralysis; Grade III: frank(More)
UNLABELLED The objective of this study was to describe an endoscopic open "centrifugal" technique used to treat middle ear cholesteatoma with antral and periantral extension, using a retrospective chart and video review of a case series performed in a university tertiary referral center. Charts and videos of patients who underwent middle ear endoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Until recently, tympanic facial nerve surgery had been performed using microscopic approaches, but in recent years, exclusive endoscopic approaches to the middle ear have increasingly been used, particularly in cholesteatoma surgery. The aim of this report was to illustrate the surgical anatomy of the facial nerve during an exclusive(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze atypical neoglottis after supracricoid subtotal laryngectomy (SSL) from a morphological and functional point-of-view using retrospective case series reviewin a Tertiary university referral center setting. From May 2003 until January 2010, 106 patients underwent SSL (CHEP, CHP, THEP, THP) for laryngeal cancer, in(More)
At present, the main application of endoscopic surgery is in the surgical treatment of middle ear cholesteatoma; however, for definitive validation and acceptance by scientific community, results are needed regarding recurrent and residual rates of the condition. This article analyzes the single-institution experience from results of surgical treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to report on auditory performance after cochlear implantation in children with cochlear nerve deficiency. METHODS A retrospective case review was performed. Five patients with pre-lingual profound sensorineural hearing loss implanted in an ear with cochlear nerve deficiency participated in the study. Postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the factors influencing swallowing and phonatory results after partial laryngectomy. METHODS We carried out a medical chart review of patients who underwent partial laryngectomies between June 2003 and November 2010, focusing on functional outcomes. RESULTS Thirty-two patients were enrolled. No(More)
The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the definition of close margin in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), and its possible prognostic significance. An appropriate string was run on PubMed to retrieve articles discussing the 'close' surgical margin issue in HNSCC. A double cross-check was performed on citations and full-text articles(More)